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Official name: The Republic of Poland
Area: 312 683 km2
Neighboring countries: Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, The Ukraine, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Germany
Capital: Warsaw
Currency: Polish zloty (PLN)
Major cities: Warszawa, Łódź, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk
Official language: Polish
Internet domain: pl


Krakow is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland, an important cultural and educational center, very popular among tourists who come here in great numbers. The city used to be the seat of Kings and the capital of Poland in 1038-1609. University tradition in Krakow dates back to the end of the 14th century. There are 24 institutions of higher education in Krakow (including 11 public universities) educating in total about 174 thousand students. The city boasts the unique monuments and buildings including the largest medieval main square in Europe. In 1978, the Old Town of Krakow and Kazimierz Quarter were included on the UNESCO First World Heritage List. Kraków has an international airport.

Useful Information: www.krakow.pl



In view of the regulations of the Polish law, a foreigner is a person who does not possess Polish citizenship. In compliance with the national regulations of the Law on Higher Education, foreigners can undertake and continue regular studies at institutions of higher education in Poland, participate in scientific research and projects, as well as undergo a traineeship. Foreigners:

  • who are citizens of one of the European Union or European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries,
  • possess the Polish Card,
  • were granted a temporary permit of residence at the territory of the Republic of Poland,

are eligible for undertaking education on the basis of the same principles as those applicable to Polish citizens. Foreigners not fulfilling all of the above conditions can undertake and continue education in Poland as holders of scholarships granted by the Polish Government, upon payment of due fees, without paying fees or receiving scholarship-related benefits as holders of scholarships granted by the sending side (holders of scholarships granted by another country).



Costs of living in Krakow:

  • average cost of flat rent: 700-1500 PLN per month
  • cost of accommodation in a student dormitory: 350-490 PLN per month
  • city transport: ca. 60 PLN per month (student ID card entitles to discount)
  • food and other expenses: ca. 700 PLN per month

Emergency phone numbers in Poland:

999: Ambulance; 998: Fire Brigade; 997: Police
Valid emergency number throughout EU countries 112

Polish national holidays:

New Year's Day — 1 January
Epiphany — 6 January
Easter — March or April (2 days)
Labour Day — 1 May
Constitution Day — 3 May
Corpus Christi Day — May / June (1 day)
Polish Armed Forces Day (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) — 15 August
All Saints' Day — 1 November
Independence Day — 11 November
Christmas — 25-26 December


For detailed information about admission, rules and mode of enrollment, fees, necessary documents refer to the University web page: Study in English.

You may find Student Application Form on our faculty websites on International Master of Horticultural Science and Environmental and Plant Biotechnology.



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